Bullhead Sharks – Heterodontiformes

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Heterodontiformes, also known as bullhead sharks, are an order of sharks known for their large heads with heavy brows over their eyes, stubby snouts, and short mouths. They also have a groove from their nostrils to their mouths. Bullhead sharks have two dorsal fins and an anal fin. These fins are have cartilage as well as fin rays. Bullhead sharks are bottom feeders and relatively clumsy swimmers.

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Crescent Bullhead Shark

Crescent Bullhead Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Galeatus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

This species also known as The Crescent Bullhead Shark is an uncommon species of bullhead shark that belongs to the Heterodontidae family. Biology: The head of the crested shark is short and wide, with a blunt, pig-like snout. The eyes… read more.

Crested Bullhead Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Crested bullhead shark is a fairly uncommon species of bullhead found in eastern Australia, at depths of around 93m. Like other bullheads, this species is a tropical and sub-tropical bottom feeder of relatively modest size. The Crested bullhead is… read more.

Galapagos Bullhead Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Quoyi | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Galapagos Bullhead Shark, also known as the Peruvian Horn shark, is a primarily nocturnal, tropical shark endemic to the coast Peru and the Galapagos Islands in the Southeast Pacific. This shark reaches a maximum size of 105 cm, they… read more.

Horn Shark

Horn Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Francisci | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Heterodontus Francisci Shark, also known as the Horn Shark or Bullhead Shark, is a benthic shark, endemic to the warm temperate to subtropical waters on the Pacific continental shelf off Mexico and the United States. This species belongs to… read more.

Japanese Bullhead Shark

Japanese Bullhead Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Japonicus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

Also known as the Japanese Bullhead Shark, is a species of the bullhead shark in the Heterodontidae family. Mainly found in the northwestern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan, Korea, and China. Description and Biology: A modestly sized shark… read more.

Mexican Horn Shark

Mexican Horn Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Mexicanus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Near Threatened

The Heterodontus Mexicanus, also known as the Mexican Horn Shark, is a small inshore horn shark of rocky and sandy habitats and coral reefs. This species belongs to the Heterodontidae family. Biology: The age of maturity of the Mexican Horn… read more.

Oman Bullhead Shark

Oman Bullhead Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | Species: Heterodontus Omanensis | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Near Threatened

The Heterodontus Omanensis, also known as the Oman Bullhead Shark, is a species only known from central Oman and Pakistan. This shark belongs to the Heterodontidae family. Biology: This species is relatively small, dark pigmented dorsal fins, each with a… read more.

Port Jackson Shark

Port Jackson Shark

Family: Heterodontidae | Genus: Heterodontus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Port Jackson shark is a species of bullhead shark found in the coastal region of southern Australia, including the waters of Port Jackson at depths of up to 275 m. Like all bullheads, they have broad, blunt  heads, and… read more.

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